Tag Archives: 1st person

To Justices Cantil-Sakauye,Corrigan, Kruger,and Werdegar:

by Mrs. Sabraw I abandoned public education in 1998 after spending 26 years in the system. A host of tenured teachers in our English department, vocal proponents of the California Teachers’ Association,  helped to make that decision easy. I opened … Continue reading

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Fair comment

by cheri block I’ve been married to the same man for a very long time. He might say, in his charming and sincere manner that “…it seems like yesterday we were walking down the aisle. Life with you, Cheri, has … Continue reading

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More strength training

by cheri sabraw Meet Mary. Age 85 (but she quickly lets me know she will be 86 in November). Mary is one of  a number of older women in our small gym, Snap Fitness,  who push weights. Her kettle bell … Continue reading

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The Other Half-Circle of Hell

by cheri Someone stole one of my blue ceramic pots from a small arched alcove up by our gate. To take the pot, the thief had to wriggle it  through Spanish iron. This is the second theft I have experienced … Continue reading

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Lively London

by cheri We had it easy last week, settling into a comfortable seat, sipping a glass of rose wine, while experiencing the Eurostar train descend from daylight into  darkness. We had left Fraaaance and had come to conquer London—seat of … Continue reading

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Security chicks

by cheri     We’ve all made our nests in the wrong trees. Before we could even tuck that last piece of dental floss or sphagnum moss into our chosen abode, our decision to locate in a particular apartment or … Continue reading

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Are you ready for burglars at your home?

by cheri I miss my deceased Rottweilers, Elsa and Udo, who both passed into guard-dog eternity nine years ago and are buried across the creek.  Especially after last night. Udo looked as if a cast-iron skillet had hit him squarely … Continue reading

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” Heartaches! Nothing but Heartaches!” *

A continuation of the blog post titled Living in a Stepford Community by cheri sabraw The Rules of Engagement that govern the Stepford Community’s voluntary e-mail group are more extensive than Robert’s Rules of Order. At this writing, I have … Continue reading

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Living in a Stepford community

    by cheri sabraw I live on a piece of property where, through the grace of the God of PIP ( Psychological Insulating Protection), I have a four-acre  buffer zone from the sometimes crass and inane behavior of others … Continue reading

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Have a Curious New Year!

by cheri sabraw If I could sprinkle you with pixie dust, hastening your flight to enlightenment (I might add) and bestow upon your gentle soul one quality that will invigorate your heart and vitalize your mind, I would. Instead, I … Continue reading

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